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Chocolate Dipped Christmas Trees (Cookie Press)

4 1/3 cups flour 1 cups butter or margarine softened

1 cup sugar cup sour cream

2 egg yolks tsp. almond extract

1/4 tsp. salt Chocolate glaze


Measure all ingredients except glaze and mix with mixer at low speed; beat until just mixed. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Press through Christmas-tree plate on cookie press about inch apart. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 375 until lightly browned around edge.



Melted chocolate chips shortening


Keep glaze warm while dipping cookies. With fork, gently lower one cookie at a time, flat-side down into glaze, allowing chocolate mixture to coat back and about 1/8" up sides of each cookie. Carefully lift cookie out and allow excess glaze to drain off. Place cookies, chocolate side up on wire racks to harden. Store in tightly covered contained up to 2 weeks. Makes about 10 dozen.